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Marija Ralic leads Google.org APAC, a data-driven, human-focused philanthropy powered by Google. Marija joined Google in 2019 where she manages Google’s philanthropic work across APAC to support innovative nonprofits using technology to tackle complex global challenges and create more opportunities for everyone.
Before Google, Marija served as a Regional Program Manager overseeing the Philanthropic programs at Microsoft Philanthropies across 17 countries and 20 countries in the Asia Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe, respectively. She worked with teams across the regions to leverage Microsoft’s strongest assets – technology, people, community investments and its voice – as a force for empowerment and inclusion. She brings years of experience in driving regional planning and community investments, AI for Social Impact, the management of skills community projects, which focus on making digital literacy and computer science education accessible to all young people.
Before joining Microsoft, Marija spent five years in AIESEC Serbia, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit which focuses on developing the leadership potential of young people through experiential learning, volunteer experiences, and professional internships. She served AIESEC in various functions, including as president of the AIESEC chapter in Serbia and vice president of external relations.